GPRS New York Office Locates Utilities at the World Trade Center

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. was contacted by a contractor that needed to know the location of utilities prior to excavation earlier this month. The client’s primary concern was to identify any utilities or other subsurface items within the excavation area prior to digging so they could take appropriate measures in either relocating the utility or their excavation area. The project consisted of clearing three 20’ X 20’ areas to allow them to excavate down 25’ and tie into an existing walkway tunnel. Utilizing the latest in GPR technology and Radio Detection, Joe Bernarducci of the New York City Office of GPRS responded to the site and was able to mark out several utilities traveling through the proposed areas. With the utilization of GPR on this project it gave the client a way to identify any utilities or other subsurface obstructions in the area in a nondestructive, safe manner. All of the utilities that were located were then marked directly onto the service in real time while GPRS was on site. The use of ground penetrating radar allowed the client to stay safe while digging and helped to keep them on their tight completion schedule. With the professional services provided by GPRS, no utilities were struck during the excavation of the three areas allowing the client to stay safe on this project.

If you have a project in the New York or New Jersey area and you need to locate utilities or subsurface obstructions or need to locate items embedded in concrete such as rebar, post tension cables or conduits please contact the NY/NJ Office for a free estimate. If you need more information or need a cost proposal for your next project please contact, Joe Bernarducci at 848-223-5084 or

We are dedicated to helping our clients solve problems and answer questions during your preplanning phases as well, if you need to learn more about how GPR works or have questions about an upcoming project contact Market Manager Rhett Teller at 646-765-5599 or

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